33 ITA Group Employees Earn CIS Designation

“All business success happens through and with people. Ignite their passion and connect it to their potential and what you’ll see is amazing.” - Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ITA Group

For more than 50 years, ITA Group has helped countless companies find purpose and potential in their most important asset—their people. However, they don’t just talk about engagement solutions – they live it! An employee-owned company, ITA has nearly 600 team members across the US and is committed to investing in new ways to help its employees stay relevant in every industry it serves.

CIS_2018_ITA Group_web size.jpgAfter two ITA team members participated in the Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) class during IMEX America and returned with rave reviews, the company decided to sponsor the program for a large group of employees. The 2-day program, held in late January at ITA’s headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, included 33 participants from travel accounting and operations, program management, marketing, business development and leadership.

“ Based on our team members experience at IMEX, we decided to add CIS to our professional development budget for 2018. We felt it was easier to achieve than the CMP and, by holding the class on-site, we could leverage having everyone under one roof," shared Andrea Goes, Event Team Supervisor. "The feedback was very positive. Although the participants had a wide-range of industry experience, the course provided a lot of great tips and best practices that most found relevant to their role. The best part was that the class helped foster more interaction and camaraderie among team members.”  

Since the program was introduced in 2013, more than 1,300 industry professionals from 47 countries have earned their CIS designation.

If you are an emerging incentive travel professional eager to learn industry best practices and achieve a higher level of incentive education, there are several opportunities in 2018 to earn your CIS designation.

24th and 25th, 2018


Mexico City, Mexico
During Meetings & Events Institute 2018

13th and 14th, 2018


Frankfurt, Germany
In conjunction / support IMEX 2018

14th and 15th, 2018


Bangkok, Thailand

Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) Online

Are you a SITE Member interested in earning the CIS designation? CIS Online may be for you! CIS Online offers the efficiency of completing the training and test at your own pace and time, invaluable resource materials, and a digital diploma. 


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